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Colreavy expresses disappointment over Cregg House situation

14 June, 2012 - by Michael Colreavy TD

The Sinn Féin TD for Sligo/North Leitrim Michael Colreavy has expressed disappointment over the breakdown in talks between the management of Cregg House and the HSE. Speaking from Leinster House Deputy Colreavy said:

“The Daughters of Wisdom have run the services at Cregg House for almost sixty years, providing services for people with intellectual disabilities. The Daughters of Wisdom have decided to withdraw from providing the service at Cregg House because they cannot stand by the funding cuts that have been implemented by the HSE.

“Sinn Féin has consistently warned that the constant cutting of healthcare resources would inevitably lead to a situation where services would have to be cut below an acceptable level. There is much distress among the patients of Cregg House and their families over the current situation.

“The HSE must now step up to the mark and take full responsibility for Cregg House. Minister of State Kathleen Lynch is due to make a statement on the matter and I hope that there will be a positive outcome to the situation. However, the handling of the Cregg House issue by the HSE has, so far, been a failure. The patients of Cregg House should be a priority and the high standard of service that has been provided by the Daughters of Wisdom must be continued by the HSE.”

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